Associate Professor, Chemistry Program Coordinator
233 South Street
Timothy Thibodeau joined the Natural Sciences faculty in the fall of 2014. He has always been interested in studying both Chemistry and Physics. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Saint Anselm College. As an undergraduate, he studied the surface chemistry of a high-temperature superconductor using infrared spectroscopy. Then, he went to the University of Maine to earn his doctorate in Physical Chemistry. While at the University of Maine, he was part of a renewable fuel research group. He utilized theoretical and experimental methods to determine ways of increasing the energy content of this fuel. Before coming to Castleton, he is taught Chemistry and Physics at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Currently, he is collaborating with researchers at the University of Maine on biofuels research.
Ph.D., University of Maine
B.A., Saint Anselm College
- Moberg, D. R., Thibodeau, T. J., Amar, F. G., & Frederick, B. G. (2010). Mechanism of Hydrodeoxygenation of Acrolein on a Cluster Model of MoO3. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114(32), 13782–13795.
- Thibodeau, T. J., Canney, A. S., DeSisto, W. J., Wheeler, M. C., Amar, F. G., & Frederick, B. G. (2010). Composition of Tungsten Oxide Bronzes Active for Hydrodeoxygenation. Applied Catalysis a-General, 388(1-2), 86–95.
- Thibodeau, T.J. (PI) 7/1/2016-6/30/2017 Faculty Advanced Study Grant, Castleton University, "Investigation of Metal Oxide Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Liquid Fuels" $1,826.
- Sigma Xi
- The American Chemical Society
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Science Teachers Association